Many women today experience anxiety during the years that immediately precede menopause. Confused, afraid, and uncertain of how menopause will affect your life, it is important for a woman to establish a trusted relationship with a health care provider who can assist her in making decisions during this important life transition. We will assist you in evaluating your symptoms, health risks, and address the benefits of certain treatment options. An emphasis will be placed on lifestyle issues that can make this time in your life easier to manage. As a woman continues to age, the midwives are available to provide continued well woman health care and support.